Today we want to talk about our Barcelona & The Sea walking tour, the perfect way to discover the history of Barcelona through its Architecture.
As a fortified city and a retreat for Roman legionaries, it was called Barcino. Later, when “Santa Maria!” was the oath on every soldier’s and sailor’s lips, medieval Barcelona was a city ruled by the shipowners and merchants of Mare Nostrum. Over the years, it has also explored its modernist, worker, industrial and Olympic facets, and even as a forum of cultures, but through it all, Barcelona has always been one with the sea, the Mediterranean.
With the Barcelona & The Sea walking tour we will walk along narrow streets, parks, beaches and breakwaters, where we will tell the story of how the city center seems to distance itself from the sea as we move into the present.
All the while we’ll visit the Roman defensive walls and the Temple of Augustus, Santa María del Mar church, Moll de la Fusta wharf by Manuel de Solà-Morales, Barceloneta Market by Josep Miàs, Casa de la Marina apartment building by Jose Antonio Coderch, Somorrostro beach in Barceloneta and, finally, the Barcelona skyline.
We will talk about defensive walls and extensions, ports and beaches, the cultured members of high society, as well as some of the low lives that made a living along the port. We’ll try to decide if Aristotle was right when he said that anyone living outside the city had to be either a god or a beast.
Our Barcelona & The Sea walking tour is a calm trip from the origins of Barcelona to today’s skyline at the beach!
We remind you our 5 regular tours:
BARCELONA & THE FUTURE walk through the smart-city looking for our Future and discover with us the new Superblock at Poblenou.
BARCELONA & GOTHIC TO MODERN see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles.
BARCELONA & GAUDI a great start to discover the genius of Gaudí.
BARCELONA & THE URBANISM travel with us to the origins of the modern Barcelona.
BARCELONA & THE SEA discover Barcelona through its architecture.
In addition we have other 5 special tours:
BCN & LANDSCAPE coach tour of the largest urban parks in Barcelona.
BCN & MODERNISME 4-5 h expedition, during this tour we will see all the structures of the BARCELONA & GAUDI plus the area of the 1888 exhibition.
BCN & BARCELONA 1929 a tour discovering the projects that were made for the transformation of Barcelona on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1929.
BCN & SAGRADA FAMILIA. On this special four-hour tour, you will enjoy two of the most emblematic and most visited monuments in Barcelona led by an official tour guide that specializes in “Modernismo”.
BAW & RCR a full day coach excursion to see the most emblematic works of the RCR studio, awarded with the Pritzker of Architecture 2017.
Each route is driven by a set of themes and concepts that decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Barcelona. Come and walk with us and live a fantastic experience!!!